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NIGERIA By Towanda Hilson




Population Capital Abuja, 590,400 Largest cities: Lagos, 11,135,000 Kano, 3,329,900; Ibadan, 3,139,500; Kaduna, 1,510,300


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President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan ,


Religion According to a 2011 report 50.8% of Nigeria's population are Christians 47.8% are Muslims 1.4% adhere to other religions Among Christians, 24.8% are Catholic , 74.1% are Protestant , 0.9% belong to other Christian denominations and a few of them are Orthodox Christians. [


Language Major languages Yoruba Hausa Igbo Edo Fulfulde Kanuri Ibibio


Sport Football is Nigeria's national sport and the country has its own Premier League of football. Nigeria's national football team , known as the Super Eagles, has made the World Cup on four occasions 1994 , 1998 , 2002 , and most recently in 2010 . They won the African Cup of Nations in 1980 , 1994 , and 2013 , and also hosted the Junior World Cup. They won the gold medal for football in the 1996 Summer Olympics (in which they beat Argentina).


Cuisine Nigerian cuisine consists of dishes or food items from the hundreds of ethnic groups that uses spices , herbs in conjunction with palm oil or groundnut oil to create deeply flavored sauces and soups often made very hot with chili peppers . Nigerian feasts are colorful and lavish, while aromatic market and roadside snacks cooked on barbecues or fried in oil are plentiful and varied . [1]


Currency Please avoid Scams !!!!


Fashion The Nigerian fashion harps on the fashion trends of both men and women. Some of the companies designing for men are Ayo Salako Clothing, Rejoice Lowe, Phil ,Garment Design, African Design Centre.


Clothing Clothing in Nigeria symbolizes religious affiliation, wealth, and social standing. Northern Muslim men wear long, loose-fitting garments such as the caftan, together with colorful embroidered hats or (among traditional officials) turbans. Most Yoruba men also wear elaborate gowns and hats, somewhat different in style. Many Nigerians in the south wear casual Western-style dress. Women wear wraparound garments or dresses, typically made from very colorful materials, and beautiful head-ties that may be fashioned into elaborate patterns.

Way of Life:

Way of Life The People of Nigeria, Way of Life Nigerian society varies greatly between urban and rural areas, across ethnic and religious borders, and with levels of education. Still, most Nigerians share a strong attachment to family and especially to children, clearly differentiated roles for men and women, a hierarchical social structure, and the dominance of religion in shaping community values.


Women Nigerian society functions in a highly patriarchal fashion, with men exerting broad control over the lives of women, who are less educated and have limited access to health and social services. Women work far longer hours than men. They perform virtually all housework and child care, as well as (for most women) many hours of income-earning work, especially farming.

Social Life:

Social Life Social life has traditionally revolved around ceremonies: weddings, infants’ naming ceremonies, and public performances associated with cultural and religious holidays. Young adult males living in cities enjoy going to cinemas, dance clubs, and bars for recreation. Some Muslim women, for example among the Hausa, have their own social institutions revolving around the bori, a cult of spirit possession. Bori ceremonies provide women with a forum for interaction that is relatively free of male control, and offer explanations and remedies that help women cope with problems such as the death of their children.


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